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#10831979 - 05/10/15 12:03 AM Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs
Lil joe Online   content
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Registered: 05/30/13
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Loc: lake conroe, tx
I changed the oil in my lower unit and found a few small metal shavings stuck to the drain plugs which apparently are magnetized. The old oil was black but it was not milky and did not appear to have any water in it. This is the first time I have changed the oil myself. I have always paid someone to do it and I decided it was something I should do myself. Are the shavings something to be seriously concerned about?

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#10832135 - 05/10/15 07:51 AM Re: Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs [Re: Lil joe]
PMB Offline
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Left to right, great, good, and needs to see the mechanic.


Edited by PMB (05/10/15 07:52 AM)

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#10832620 - 05/10/15 11:09 AM Re: Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs [Re: PMB]
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Originally Posted By: PMB


Left to right, great, good, and needs to see the mechanic.

Mine looked about like the good one, maybe a few less shavings than that. Thank you sir, I feel a lot better now

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#10832779 - 05/10/15 12:41 PM Re: Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs [Re: Lil joe]
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just a tip..if you don't know ..always change the gasket when you pull one of those drain plugs...

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#10835057 - 05/11/15 11:07 AM Re: Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs [Re: Lil joe]
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Where can you get those gaskets?
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#10835111 - 05/11/15 11:24 AM Re: Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs [Re: Lil joe]
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Most any place you can take your boat to get serviced can get them. Buy several at a time, they are cheap.

I had an o chit moment similar to this when I changed the front dif/transfer case on my truck. But research indicated it was typical for fine shavings. Chunks are something to worry about.

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#10835411 - 05/11/15 12:42 PM Re: Shavings on My Lower Unit Drain Plugs [Re: Lil joe]
Bob Landry Offline
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Granny shifting in and out of gear also adds to the collection of shavings on the plug. Shift into gear slow and listen to it grinds. It just sends chills.
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